As previously reported, the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ cast were not invited to this year’s Oscars.
The Academy informed People that they only send invitations to the nominees, and the guest list is handled by their studio.
The film is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, which only nominates the writers: Andrea Berloff, Johnathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus. So while they will be in attendance, the producers and the film’s subjects, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre will not.
In an interview with Complex, Ice Cube responded to the Oscar controversy.
“I think the film is bigger than the Oscars, so that’s never gonna satisfy me. To me it’s all about the people, how they react to it.”
The Oscars to ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Cast … Your Invitation’s NOT in the Mail, But It’s Not OUR Fault https://t.co/vKfDMJJnLk
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